NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M is a professional graphics card for CAD, DCC and other modeling applications based upon the 8800M GTX consumer card (G92 architecture). It was a high-end card at the time of announcement. Certified drivers grant error-free and faster performance in professional applications. The FX 3600M was later succeeded by the more efficient 55nm FX 2800M and FX 3800M, both of which still utilize the G92 architecture.

The most important aspect of the Quadro FX 3600M is its use "Unified Shaders". There no longer exist any dedicated pixel or vertex shaders. Instead, the FX 3600M uses 64 so-called stream processors to handle most of the graphics work previously processed by pixel and vertex shaders. Furthermore, the shader units are clocked higher than the GPU core (1250 MHz).

The performance of the FX 3600M shoul be higher than the 1600M due to the 256 bit wide memory bus and the high number of Unified Shaders. According to Nvidia, the GPU is best suited for modelling large 3D scenes and complex models.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M

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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M is the version of 7900 GS video card for notebooks, which is optimized for CAD and professional 3D-applications. Technically, it has the same or similar chip (G71 architecture), but with other Bios and support for professional drivers.

The gaming performance is clearly worse than the 7900 GS (because of the application optimizing). Nonetheless, the most modded drivers can be used, so the Quadro FX 1500M is more a 7900 GS (for the operating system).

NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M

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The Quadro FX 770M is a professional midrange graphics adapter for laptops / mobile workstations. The GPU is optimized for professional 2D and 3D applications like CAD, DCC, and visualization software. The FX770M solutions contains certified graphics drivers for the most popular applications.

The GPU chip of the Quadro FX770M is based on the GeForce 9600M GT consumer card for notebooks. Therefore, the Quadro has the same features (like the PureVideo HD video-processor) as the 9600M GT.

The performance of the card should be compareable to the 9600M GT. Still some games may run slower, as the drivers are optimized for applications and OpenGL. Especially the OpenGL performance is way better than with an 9600M GT. The Cinebench R10 OpenGL test shows up to twize the performance with a FX 770M compared to a GeForce 9600M GT.

As all cards of the GeForce 9000M series, the 770M support CUDA.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600MNVIDIA Quadro FX 1500MNVIDIA Quadro FX 770M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
CodenameNB8E-GLMG71GLMNB9P-GLM
ArchitectureG9xG7xG9x
96 - 20 / 7 32 -
Core500 MHz375 MHz500 MHz
Shader1250 MHz1250 MHz
Memory800 MHz500 MHz800 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3GDDR2 / GDDR3
Max. Memory512 MB512 MB512 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 9c, 3.0DirectX 10, 4.0
Transistors754 Million278 Million314 Million
Technology65 nm90 nm65 nm
FeaturesPureVideo technology (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 decoding acceleration), HDCP-capable, PowerMizer 7.0 energy administration (dynamic switching between performance and energy saving), HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting), designed for Windows Vista, supports Dual-Link DVI-D exits for TFT resolutions up to 2560x1600, LVDS, VGA, HDTV, HDCP, HDMI, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread technology90nm OpenGL 2.1, PowerMizer 8.0, 12-Bit subpixel precision, 128 Bit graphics pipeline precision
Size
Introduced23.02.2008 18.04.2006 14.08.2008
MXM Factor IIIPCI-E, 90nm
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadrofx_36...http://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...

3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
41502 Points (43%)
26279 Points (27%)
34871 Points (36%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
26705 Points (14%)
min: 14650     avg: 15283     median: 15283 (8%)     max: 15916 Points
17192 Points (9%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 13176     avg: 13950     median: 13949.5 (26%)     max: 14723 Points
min: 6386     avg: 6666     median: 6400 (12%)     max: 7212 Points
11161 Points (21%)
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
33.1 fps (69%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
40.1 fps (84%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
31.7 fps (67%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
85.1 fps (46%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
36.1 fps (71%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
55 fps (82%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
19 fps (49%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
17.5 fps (36%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 54%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M → 92%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
98.1  fps
96%
Quadro FX 770M:
94.2  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
59.5  fps
66%
Quadro FX 770M:
39  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 770M:
19.5  fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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Quadro FX 770M:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
119.5  fps
71%
Quadro FX 770M:
84.7  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
53.2  fps
67%
Quadro FX 770M:
35.4  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
29  fps
62%
Quadro FX 770M:
18.1  fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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Quadro FX 770M:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
63  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
41  fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
503  fps
51%
Quadro FX 1500M:
259  fps
med. 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
230  fps
62%
Quadro FX 1500M:
143  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
103  fps
61%
Quadro FX 1500M:
63  fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
176.5  fps
65%
Quadro FX 1500M:
114.5  fps
94%
Quadro FX 770M:
165.2  fps
med. 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
177.3  fps
64%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.6  fps
97%
Quadro FX 770M:
171.3  fps
high 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
175.1  fps
65%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.9  fps
91%
Quadro FX 770M:
158.7  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
167.8  fps
65%
Quadro FX 1500M:
109.3  fps
75%
Quadro FX 770M:
126.1  fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1500M:
380.7  fps
Quadro FX 1500M:
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Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 62%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M → 80%

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